Psychiatry Essays

College Rhetorical Analysis

In this lengthy article “Guns Don’t Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do,” that was published in the Townhall Daily, the author, Ann Coulter, argues about a major prevailing issue today, gun control. She believes the problem isn’t the guns themselves, but the mentally disturbed people. Coulter credits the declining mental health system as the main setback. She supports her argument by providing tragic examples from mass shootings that took place in the past. One example was the 2011 shooting that…

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Different Types of Intervention

Task 1 Q4 – Explain how different types of intervention can promote positive outcomes for children and young people where development is not following the expected pattern. A range of professionals can be called upon to help and support families and children whose development is delayed. Some work independently but the majority work in a multi agency partnership so that the child receives the best holistic care possible. Social workers are there to help vulnerable children, young people and their…

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Psychiatric Nursing

The subject is a 52 year old divorce Caucasian female, of Poland origin, and has lived in the United States for over 20 years. She had been a patient at Tewksbury Hospital since July 2011. She reportedly has a long history of bizarre and impulsive behavior, but has had a steady decline since her divorce in 2004. The patient denies history of taking medication or hospitalization for mental illness. There is no history of mental illness in the family. The…

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Therapeutic Communication

Mental health nursing is commonly defined as the specialty of nursing that cares for people of all ages with mental illness or mental disorder. The American Psychiatric Association defines mental disorder as clinically significant behavior or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and is associated with present distress or disability. An individual is believed to have mental illness when he or she possesses these signs: he or she is not able to view him or herself clearly…

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Is It Ethical to Use a Placebo

One of the recent debates in clinical research has been the use of placebo studies in patients even though effective drugs are available. Placebos are insert substances that may look similar to the agent being researched with. The placebo is ineffective for the condition the patient is being treated. The mechanisms by which placebo work are two fold, namely, psychological and biological. In the psychological theory, two explanations are given, namely, the classical conditioning theory and the expectation theory. In…

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Care Planning for a Person with Mental Disabilities

In this essay I will discuss a service user I encountered on recent practice placement who was referred to the hospital after she has been deteriorating in mental health and she has bipolar disorder. I am going to discuss the assessment and development of the care plan of the service user. The essay will also consist of a brief biography of the patient’s contributing factors towards her present mental health circumstances. The relevant culturally sensitive engagement and assessment skills used…

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Theories of Counseling

Question #1: 15 Points 1A. (10 points) Compare (how are they similar) and contrast (how are they different) psychoanalytic therapy with person-centered therapy across each of the following dimensions: (1) View of human nature             What made the two therapeutic approaches similar is their perspective on humans possessing in-born characteristics; within the psychodynamic viewpoint referring to primitive forces like man’s impulses and urges while within the person-centered approach referring to the innate capacity of man towards growth, health and fulfillment….

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Psychiatric Evaluation in the Philippines

1. How would you describe the status of Filipino mental health based on prevalence of psychiatric cases released by DOH and the National Center for Mental Health from 2009-2012? As taken from the report, the WHO identified that stigma, discrimination and neglect have prevented care and management from reaching persons with mental disorders .Psychiatric patients in the Philippines are usually managed in a mental hospital setting. DOH-commissioned Social Weather Stations survey found that 0.7 percent of total Filipino households have…

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Analysis of Insignificant Gestures

The short story deals with the aspects of life when you are terrorized by a foreign memory. It is written in 2007 by Jo Cannon. The short story is told by a doctor and psychiatrist looking back at his time in Africa. He had a young girl named Celia as a servant, who he developed a close bond to, during his time in Africa. One day, she was found bruised and dying. Later it was discovered that she died of…

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Ethical Issues in Person Centred Care

For the purpose of this assignment the student will be discussing and analysing the professional, legal and ethical issues that influenced how person-centred care was delivered to a patient in an acute psychiatric hospital where the student was working. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2010) the patient will be referred to as Sarah to uphold confidentiality. During a shift at the hospital the student attended a manager’s ward review. The student listened as approved mental health…

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Treatment Plan

Problem/Symptoms: The presenting problem is the focus of treatment and the mental health diagnosis should be based upon this. Each client presents with unique nuances as to how a problem behaviorally reveals itself. It is important to identify and list the symptoms of the problem in a way that would justify the DSM diagnosis. Example: Patient reported she has been feeling depressed for the past three weeks. She reported feeling a constant heavy sadness, having low energy, having little to…

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Dance Therapy

Dance therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses movement to further the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development of the individual. Dance therapists work with people who have many kinds of emotional problems, intellectual deficits, and life-threatening illnesses. They are employed in psychiatric hospitals, day care centers, mental health centers, prisons, special schools, and private practice. They work with people of all ages in both group and individual therapy. Some also engage in research. Dance therapists try to help…

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Psychopathology Paper

  Over the years, scientists and mental health professionals have made great strides in the treatment of psychological disorders. For example, advances in psychopharmacology have led to the development of drugs that relieve severe symptoms of mental illness. Clinical psychology is dedicated to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses and other emotional or behavioral disorders. More psychologists work in this field than in any other branch of psychology. In hospitals, community clinics, schools, and in private practice, they use interviews and…

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Clinical Psychology Paper

The great evangelist D.T. Niles once said, “Christianity is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread” (Niles, 2010). At its most basic level, clinical psychology is the enterprise of one educated, licensed person using his or her knowledge of human behavior to address, assuage, or otherwise moderate the troubles and concerns of another person’s life—whether they be relational, affective, or physiological. Strictly speaking, clinical psychology is, “the assessment, treatment, and understanding of psychological and behavioral problems and…

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Teens at High Risk of Suicide

Teen suicide is a major problem in today’s society and it is totally preventable. This issue needs to be taken care of immediately. Teen should not be taking their lives intentionally. Teen suicide is derived from three major factors: bullying, drug/alcohol abuse, and most commonly mental illness. It has been a pretty popular topic in the media world but it still just gets pushed under the rug. Suicide is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States…

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